[ blath-er ]
/ ˈblæð ər /
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foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
verb (used with or without object)
Also blith·er [blith-er] /ˈblɪð ər/ . to talk or utter foolishly; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
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Also bleth·er [bleth-er] /ˈblɛð ər/ .
Origin of blather
From Middle English; Old Norse blathra “to chatter, blabber”
OTHER WORDS FROM blatherblath·er·er, noun
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How to use blather in a sentence
Most of this blather is just muscle memory for Gingrich, whose rise to power was fueled by making people suspect the worst of his political opponents.Newt Gingrich’s blatant hypocrisy|Erik Wemple|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Some blathering parsons say that this blessed Mission is teaching men to talk cant and Puritanism.The Chequers|James Runciman
It's some of them blathering Barneys that's after calling me Bridget a widdy.The Misfit Christmas Puddings|The Consolation Club
But my Irishmen are as jolly as ever, blathering and chaffing each other after their usual fashion.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
"Neither will I if you do me out of two thousand quid by blathering here," Foley drawled.The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser
I should be glad to know what business a pauper body like this has blathering abroad?Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Daniel
British Dictionary definitions for blather
/ (ˈblæðə) /
(intr) to speak foolishly
foolish talk; nonsense
a person who blathers
Word Origin for blather
C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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